Boy Convinces Parents to Adopt Huge Dog

Though he is only seven years old, a boy named Travis Ulman knows just how to sell an idea to his parents. Travis, who lives in San Antonio, Texas, recently tried his negotiation skills and they paid off in a very big way. You see, Travis and his family recently moved to a new house with a huge backyard and the little boy decided it was way too big for their black Labrador Rosie. She was playing in the yard by herself, but Travis knew she really needed a companion. So, his plan was set into motion. He kept telling his parents how bored Rosie seemed and they told him maybe she could get a furry sibling someday.

However, “some day” turned into a day much sooner as Travis and his dad began to look at the website of their local animal shelter. That is when they came across Lucy, a Great Dane with black and brown spots. One look and her photo and Travis fell completely in love with the dog. Then, it was time to move into the next phase of young Travis’ plan: he demanded to be taken to the local shelter. He claimed he just wanted to take a look at the smaller dogs, like pugs or even a Chihuahua.

Ann Ulman//Facebook
Ann Ulman//Facebook

However, when the family arrived at The City of San Marcos Animal Shelter, his third phase began. Travis walked by all of the little dogs and headed straight for his ultimate goal: Lucy the giant Great Dane. He looked at his mom and said, “Happy Mother’s Day. You’re buying me this dog because I love him.” That feeling is certainly mutual: Travis and Lucy bonded almost immediately in the shelter and the family knew they couldn’t leave without her. So, she is now a member of their family and whether she is napping on the couch, playing with Travis, or with her sister Rosie she is one happy dog!

Ann Ulman//Facebook
Ann Ulman//Facebook
Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Dog with Unique Teeth finds Home

    When Tessie Johnson and her family headed to the KC Pet Project Shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, they wanted to adopt a dog. They were not sure what exactly they were looking for, but they quickly found a little four month old puppy. It was a Rottweiler puppy and he had a very pronounce underbite...

    Read More
  • Old Dog Loses Owner, Gains Owner

    When his elderly owner moved into a nursing home, things were not looking so great for a basset hound named Bo. The sweet older dog, who lived with his owner in Alabama, was used to living with one person for his entire life. While no one is quite sure how old he is, his owner’s...

    Read More
  • Dog Accidentally Consumes Drugs

    Taking a trip to the park is a typical experience for Seth Mersing and his Chihuahua Rita. The two enjoy their regular trips there and they love to run around together. However, their most recent trip took an unexpected and potentially fatal turn. When Seth, who lives in Texas, took Rita to the park she...

    Read More
  • Men Finds Big Surprise on Deserted Island

    Junior Cook and his friend Leon Colombe were relaxing. In fact, they were just enjoying the silence in Junior’s yard located in Cross Lake Manitoba, in Canada. That’s when an unusual sound interrupted the quiet. Junior lives right on the lake, so he pulled out his binoculars to get a glimpse across the water for...

    Read More
  • Dog Survives Nearly a Month in Woods

    In his work as an EMT, Justin Scott has a lot of difficult calls and situations to deal with in his life. Recently, an especially difficult EMT call happened and one of his friends unfortunately passed away. After dealing with such a traumatic event, he needed help in trying to cope with what had happened....

    Read More
  • Dog too Excited for Freedom to Stay in Seat

    Woody, a five year old Great Pyrenees, took a trip in an airplane recently. This wasn’t just any flight however, it was a freedom flight. And he was so happy and thankful to be taking it. Woody had a rough start to life after being discovered on the street in North Carolina and then spending...

    Read More
  • Family Gives Dogs Special Beds

    Dani Viverito has been a dog lover since she was a child. She would be on constant lookout for injured or stray animals and would bring them home when she lived with her parents. These days, Dani is an adult but not much has changed when it comes to dogs. So much so, she and...

    Read More
  • Pug Faces Stinky Consequences

    It was a great idea, at least initially. A dog had a plan in its head, one that involved seeing the world and going on an epic adventure—but it did not exactly pan out the way he thought it would. He might have longed for a taste of sweet, sweet freedom but he got something...

    Read More